So my attempts to be more active on the blog have been stymied the last few months by google. They recently purchased both youtube and blogger. They have a very invasive policy of sharing multiple online accts if they are shared on one computer. They have linked the family blog, my private youtube, picasa accounts, Nicks gmail and google plus acct and some defunt accounts from a website that doesn't exist. This has put the blog way over its storage limit making it impossible to add pictures. Google has been no help in resolving this other than to remove Nicks gmail and google plus acct from the mix, which basically did nothing.
I have however figured out how to add flickr images to the blog, so I should be able to post more often now. At least until google takes over the rest of the world